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Shaping the Global Nutrition Agenda

Shaping the Global Nutrition Agenda

Friedman students tasked to represent views of North America in a global dialogue in Rome: Young scientists actively involved in UN priority-setting around the global actions needed to achieve healthy diets and nutrition

Regular intake of sugary beverages, not diet soda, associated with prediabetes

Regular intake of sugary beverages, not diet soda, associated with prediabetes

An epidemiological analysis of data from 1,685 adult Americans finds that regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with increased risk of prediabetes and increased insulin resistance.

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Tufts researchers are finding that climate change is affecting the growing and harvesting of tea, creating small differences that could have big consequences.

Center for Nutrition Assistance Research To Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

Center for Nutrition Assistance Research To Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

USDA Awards New RIDGE Center to Partnership of Tufts and UConn.

 

Study finds link between childhood cancer and poor dietary quality in adulthood

Study finds link between childhood cancer and poor dietary quality in adulthood

Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds.

High folate intake linked with nerve-damage risk in older adults with common gene variant

High folate intake linked with nerve-damage risk in older adults with common gene variant

Consuming too much folate (vitamin B9) is associated with increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant. 

Simin Meydani Named Vice Provost for Research

Simin Meydani Named Vice Provost for Research

A nutrition scientist, she led the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts.

A Garden to Remember

A Garden to Remember

Friedman student E. Marbury Jacobs has been named a 2016 Schweitzer Fellow. For her project, Jacobs chose to create a garden club for older adults. 

A Matchmaker for Food Startups

A Matchmaker for Food Startups

Branchfood founder Lauren Abda, N12, helps entrepreneurs find their way.

Healthcare costs for infections linked to bacteria in water supply systems are rising

Healthcare costs for infections linked to bacteria in water supply systems are rising

Antibiotic resistance may be contributing to a trend in rising healthcare costs for infections associated with disease-causing bacteria that can live inside drinking water distribution systems, including household and hospital plumbing

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